General Lewi was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps after completion of Reserve Officer Training at Texas A&M University. His civilian education includes a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Alabama.
General Lewi’s assignment before retirement was as Commander of the 21st Theater Army Area Command (TAACOM) in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The 21st TAACOM was the Army’s largest forward-deployed logistics command, responsible for over 33,000 personnel and budgeted for more than $1 billion per year. General Lewi’s other commands included 46th Support Group, Fort Bragg; United States Army Troop Support Command, St. Louis, Missouri ; 3rd Support Command, Frankfurt, Germany; 23rd Supply and Transportation Battalion, Vietnam; and Support Battalion, 196th Infantry Brigade, Vietnam.
General Lewi’s awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Air Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal. He also earned the Parachutist Badge, the Rigger Badge, and the Army General Staff Badge.